SPECIAL EVENTS IN JULY
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Wednesday, July 1 from 9:30-10:30am. Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults. Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. A blood pressure kiosk is also available for use in the Fitness Annex anytime during normal operating hours, sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.
WEDNESDAY MOVIES: Every Wednesday afternoon in July at 2:00pm. Come out and enjoy a series of "classic family favorites" each week on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. We'll be showing:
July 1 "The Shaggy Dog" with Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. Wilby Daniels finds a mysterious ancient ring and unintentionally turns himself into a huge sheepdog.
July 8 "The Parent Trap" Teenage Hayley Mills plays identical twins separated at birth trying to reunite their parents.
July 15 - "Snowball Express" with Dean Jones. Weary of the New York rat race, John Baxter receives the gift of a lifetime in his uncle's will: the deed to a Rocky Mountain ski resort.
July 22 - "The Sound of Music" In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer).
July 29 -"The Love Bug" Herbie, the lovable car has a mind of his own. Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett join Herbie in this revved-up comedy classic. This is a movie you can bring your family to. Really-- Just this one time our members are invited to bring their family members to view this movie along with them.
Free, sponsored by Victory Wealth Management. (Motion picture license # 12137390)
MIND AEROBICS ART CLASS: An introduction to mass drawing, pastels and sculpture is explained and demonstrated by professional artist Robert Toth. Explore the novelty that keeps the brain alive through the inspiration that art can give you. Mondays from 2-5pm. $10 per session payable to the instructor.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS: Monday evenings at 7:00pm with Frank Saunders. Receive individual guidance and benefit from group instruction as you work on your own watercolor projects. $12 fee per session payable to the instructor. Pre-registration is not required.
ALL-AMERICAN HOT DOG LUNCHEON: Tuesday, July 7 beginning at noon. In celebration of Independence Month, the Ambassadors Club will host interested members for a hot dog luncheon with all the trimmings prior to our weekly bingo game. Cost is $2.00 for a hot dog plate (includes drink). Bingo begins at 1:00pm for $1.50 per person. No reservations are necessary.
HANDMADE ALL OCCASION CARD WORKSHOP: Tuesday, July 7 at 2:00pm. Complete six handmade all occasion cards in one two-hour workshop session. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $13 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton. Members need to register in advance by calling the Center at 704-216-7714.
WALK-ABOUTS CLUB MEETING: Wednesday, July 8, the Walk-Abouts will meet at Hendrix Barbecue Restaurant on West Innes Street at 8:30 am for a Dutch treat breakfast and informational meeting. Everyone is welcome. Interested Walk-About Club Members may also meet at Granite Lake Park every Saturday at 10:00 am for a walk around the lake. No need to register for the Saturday morning walks but please call 704-216-7714 to register for the Breakfast Meeting on July 8.
HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB: Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00pm. The guest speaker, presented by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, will be Dr. Gary Quigg. Dr. Quigg is with Novant Health of Rockwell Internal Medicine. He will be discussing "Brain Health- Memory and Changes." The Health and Fitness club is open to all adults 55 and older who are interested in improving their health or learning about health matters. There is no charge for this program, and pre-registration is not necessary.
GUITAR LESSONS: Three new classes available beginning in July. On Monday, July 13 Absolute Beginner Guitar will meet at 1:00pm, Beginner Guitar at 2:15pm, and Intermediate Guitar at 3:30pm. Learn or re-learn to play the guitar with instructor Bob Wingate. Bring your own guitar. The cost for either eight-week course is $35 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. For questions call Bob at 704-640-0279.
ESSENTIAL OILS SEMINAR: Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm or Friday, July 17 at 9:30 am. Attend one or both seminars. Learn about using therapeutic grade essential oils to replace harsh chemical cleaning products, improve your health, for aromatherapy, to improve your food, your environment and much more. Join Harry Hinson for this informative presentation. A variety of essential oils will be on display for participants to view and test. There is no charge for the seminar, but advanced registration is requested by contacting the Front Desk at 704-216-7714.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB TRIP TO BOONE'S CAVE PARK: Friday, July 17. Meet at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 7:30am. The group will be leaving early to beat the heat, carpooling to Boone's Cave Park in Davidson County. The total hike will be 3miles with an option for a little extra hiking for faster walkers. Bring water, a snack, insect repellant and $2.00 to help drivers with gas. Dress appropriately for the weather. Participation is at your own risk. New participants will need to complete an information survey at the Front Desk. In case of inclement weather, call the Center, as the outing may be postponed. To register for this activity call 704-216-7714.
HEALTHY FOOD COACHING: Friday, July 17 starting at 11:30am. Learn to cook, eat and understand good nutrition with Certified Nutritionist, Wendy NaPant. This nutrition program includes cooking and eating the nutritional foods you learn about. Wendy is a Holistic Health Coach who uses fresh healthy foods to encourage healthier food choices. The cost of the Healthy Food Coaching, including lunch, is $12 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Space is limited. To register, contact the Front Desk at 704-216-7714.
ANNUAL MEETING OF RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER, INC: Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30pm at the Senior Center. The Annual Meeting of the local non-profit corporation that owns and operates the Senior Center. The Board of Directors will review the past administrative year, adopt a new budget, elect Officers and Directors, and hear public comments. A picnic dinner will be served with contributions collected toward expenses. Open to the public. Guests should make reservations by July 17 by calling 704-216-7714.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP IN ROWAN COUNTY: Thursday, July 23 at 5:30pm. Please join us for a light meal, featured speakers and time to share thoughts, feelings and tips on caring for ourselves and our loved ones with dementia. Affiliated with the Western NC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the support group is facilitated by Home Instead Senior Care and Trinity at Home. For additional information, contact Teresa Dakins at 704-788-3399 or Deborah Tillman at 704-603-2779.
BUS TRIP TO DISCOVERY PLACE & IMAX THEATRE IN CHARLOTTE: Tuesday, July 28. Motor coach transportation will leave the Center at 8:30am. We will begin our day at Discovery Place, where we will step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and exciting experiments. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Interact with eleven displays and six shows. Shop Science features items for all ages, budgets and levels of interest with a focus on science, nature and technology. Enjoy a Dutch-treat lunch at the Community Café, a farm-driven dining experience located in the museum; based on the principles of eating local, healthy and green. The café is full of fresh fare intended to make visitors think before they chow down. As a sweet treat for Museum-goers, Community Cafe's experience also features a Cupcake Corner with an ever-changing variety of freshly-baked treats in seasonal flavors.
After lunch, we will be transported into another world at the IMAX theatre as we watch The Mysteries of the Unseen World, which will reveal phenomena that can't be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences enthralled as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can't see in the air they breathe, on their own bodies and in events that occur around them.
Once back in the "real" world, we will be going down the street to the Levine Museum of the New South, a history museum focusing on life in the North Carolina Piedmont after the American Civil War. The museum includes exhibits on a range of Southern-related topics. The permanent exhibit is "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South." The displays reflect regional history including a one-room tenant farmer's house, a cotton mill, an African-American hospital, an early Belk department store, and a civil-rights era lunch counter. Changing exhibits focus on local culture, art and history. The bus will return to the center around 5:00pm.
Cost is $45.00 per person. Interested older adults need to pre-pay at the Senior Center in order to reserve a seat on the bus. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and you can pick your seat assignment at the time of purchase. You must be a member of the Center to purchase a ticket. You may pay by credit card as well as with cash or check.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00pm. A seated waiting line will be provided in Addie Rhem Morris Room B beginning at around 1:00pm for those who arrive early.
NEW COMPUTER CLASSES: Please pre-register by contacting the Front Desk at 704-216-7714. Participants must be members of the Center.
Internet Scavenger Hunt: Wednesday, July 22 from 1:00-4:00pm. Have a little fun on the computer this summer by joining us for a scavenger hunt on the Internet. You will get to explore various sites as you search for the answer to the clues. So, put on your Sherlock Holmes hat and come play with us. The cost is $10.
Play Time for Computers: Wednesday, July 29 from 1:00-4:00pm. This is a class for those who have previously taken a computer class here at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. This is the time to come refresh your skills from a previous class. Use this opportunity to improve an area of your computer use......email, internet, word processing.......whatever you want. Just come prepared to have a nice time. The cost is $10.
NEW EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES: Participants must be members of the center and receive a fitness consultation. There is no charge for participants who hold valid SilverSeakers® or Silver&Fit® supplemental insurance benefit.
Cardio Mini Series: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm beginning Thursday, July 2. New Class Structure: Angela will teach Cardio/Piyo every Tuesday. Thursday's class will be Cardio/Weightlifting led by Lorraine or Frances. The cost is $15.00 per month.
Silver Sneaker's® Afternoon Class: New time begins Wednesday July 6 at 3:30pm. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays and is geared towards anyone who would like to exercise, improve balance, muscular strength and range of motion. A chair is provided for seated or standing support. All fitness participants are welcome. The cost is $15.00 per month.
Gentle Tai Chi for Beginners: Begins Tuesday, July 7 at 2:00pm. Beginner tai chi for those who would like to get benefits from this low-impact exercise class. Tai chi helps improve posture, coordination, flexibility, balance and improves circulation along with heart and lung function. The class is open to adults 55 and older who are members of the senior center. There is a $15.00 fee for this class.
Brains, Balance and Agility: Begins Monday, August 3 at 2:30pm. Come join other adults 55 and older who would like to perform activities that will stimulate their brain. Improve your balance and coordination. Play games that work your brain and body. You must be a member of the center and the cost is $10 for the 5 week class. You will need to sign up and space is limited.
Chair Volleyball: Every Friday at 1:00pm. Come join other active older adults and play Chair volleyball in the Fitness Annex. Play a non-competitive round of seated volleyball. There is no charge and it is open to all members of the Senior Center. Plan on joining the Chair Volleyball game and have a laugh or two. It is great fun! No registration is necessary.
ON-GOING EXERCISE CLASSES: One may join one of our on-going senior exercise classes after screening and consultation with the Fitness Staff. A variety of offerings are available at different levels, and include Senior-Lite Jazzercise, Coed Fitness, SilverSneakers Classic, Strength-ercise, Tai Chi, and Chair Yoga, as well as arthritis water exercise and cardiovascular water exercise classes. Strength and aerobic fitness equipment is also available for use, with trained staff accessible to provide an orientation and instruction. Inquire at the Front Desk for more information or call 704-216-7714.
CHAIR MASSAGES: Twenty-minute sessions are available at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on Fridays by appointment with Travis Alligood, LMBT. Cost is $12 per session. To schedule an appointment call 704-213-6059.
Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.50, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Centers.
Members are invited to enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm. Free with refreshments.
Senior Games Shuffleboard will be held on Friday, July 10 from 8:30am - 11:30am in the Addie Rhem Morris Room.
CLUB MEETINGS THIS MONTH AT THE CENTER:
TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:30am
Men's Breakfast Club - Each Tuesday at 8:30am
Rufty Holmes Lady Liners - Each Tuesday at 10:00am
Creative Needles - Each Wednesday at 9:30am
R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am
Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm
Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm except July 3
Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, July 6 at 8:30am
Seniors Without Partners - Thursday, July 9 at 9:00am
Starry Night Quilters - Thursday, July 9 at 6:30pm
Multiple Myeloma Support Group - Monday, July 13 at 10:30am
Military Officers Association Chapter - Monday, July 13 at noon
Rufty-Holmes Garden Club - Monday, July 13 at 2:00pm
Rowan Amateur Radio Society Picnic - Monday, July 13 at 6:00pm
Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild - Thursday, July 16 at 1:00pm
Carolina Artists - Thursday, July 16 at 7:00pm
Southside Extension Homemakers - Monday, July 20 at 10:00am
NARFE - Monday, July 20 at 1:00pm
Rowan Doll Society - Tuesday, July 21 at noon
LUNCH CLUBS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers six locations throughout Rowan County for adults age 60 and older to gather for lunch, fellowship and educational programs Monday thru Friday. Principally funded by federal, state and local aging grants, there is no charge to participate, but donations are encouraged and accepted. For more information, call 704-216-7702.
BROADCAST BINGO: Available through the Center's Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older. Win prizes from sponsors by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Call 704-216-7707 to enroll and for more information. Free.
LISTEN TO "SENIOR MOMENTS" DAILY MONDAY-FRIDAY AT 6:25am & 10:25am ON MEMORIES 1280 WSAT RADIO.
RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER AND ALL LUNCH CLUB LOCATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JULY 3 FOR THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES JUNE 29-JULY 3 DUE TO ANNUALLY SCHEDULED POOL MAINTENANCE.
APPOINTMENTS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Several times a year an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. will be available to meet with interested persons at the Center by appointment to provide assistance in non-criminal matters (family law, public assistance, housing, consumer protection, etc). The service is free to low-income adults age 60 or older, provided with regional funds from the Area Agency on Aging. For information, and to schedule an appointment, call the NC Legal Aid office at 1-877-579-7562 and identify yourself as an older adult residing in Rowan County.
APPOINTMENTS FOR OMBUDSMAN ASSISTANCE: Patricia Garner Cowan, CIRS-A, Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman from Centralina Area Agency on Aging, is available to answer individual questions related to long term care. Call Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714 to set up an appointment.
ASSISTANCE WITH HEARING NEEDS: For individuals who are hard of hearing and need assistance with hearing devices or telephone communication. Sponsored by the NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Schedule an appointment at Rufty-Holmes by calling 1-800-835-5302.
"ARE YOU OK?" SERVICE: Sign up for free daily automated telephone safety checks through the Center by calling 704-216-7704.
INSURANCE INFORMATION PROGRAM ASSISTANCE: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is the Rowan County location for the Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) operated by the NC Department of Insurance. Staff and trained counselors are available to assist individuals and families with impartial information on Medicare supplemental and prescription drug plans by appointment. Call 704-216-7703 for more information.
GOLD CARDS: Rowan County residents age 62 and older can obtain passes to attend home Rowan-Salisbury Schools athletic, musical and drama events free of charge. These can be obtained at the Front Desk at the Center with a photo ID.
GENERAL INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE: Staff members are available to assist individuals and families with general information and assistance in utilizing various community services available to older adults. If you have a need, call the Center's Information & Assistance Program at 704-216-7700.
NEED A RIDE TO THE SENIOR CENTER? THE CITY BUS SERVES THE SENIOR CENTER HOURLY (AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR) MONDAY - FRIDAY ON ROUTE # 1. FOR INFORMATION CALL 704-638-5252.
COUNTY RESIDENTS AGE 60 AND OLDER CAN QUALIFY FOR TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE TO THE CENTER AT 704-216-8888.
SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY LOCAL OLDER ADULT WHO NEEDS HELP WITH PROGRAM FEES FOR CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES. NO ONE IS REFUSED PARTICIPATION BASED ON AN INABILITY TO PAY PROGRAM FEES. SUPPORT FOR PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS IS PROVIDED BY THE BLANCHE & JULIAN ROBERTSON FAMILY FOUNDATION. CONTACT ANY STAFF MEMBER FOR INFORMATION.
WANT TO PROVIDE A SPECIAL HOLIDAY, BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR THANK YOU GIFT FOR THAT OLDER ADULT WHO ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING? STOP BY THE SENIOR CENTER OFFICE TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNT COUPON FOR A CLASS OR ACTIVITY OFFERED AT RUFTY-HOLMES.